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Event Type:  Lecture (This is an NIH Science event)
Title:  Microglia in the Retina: Roles in Health, Aging, and Disease
Description:  Dr. Wong will describe efforts to understand how chronic neuroinflammation contributes to diseases of the retina, the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

Wong and his colleagues focus specifically on microglia, resident immune cells in the retina and other parts of the central nervous system. They study the general function of microglia, how the cells interact with other retinal cells and their role in aging and retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Recent discoveries from the lab indicate that microglia are actively involved in keeping the retina healthy. A decline of these functions during aging and disease is believed to contribute to retinal cell degeneration. Understanding microglia and their contribution to neuroinflammation may help identify novel approaches for treating retinal diseases.
Series Name:  10th Sayer Vision Research Lecture
Videocast:  Event will be videocast LIVE on the Web
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Friday, November 17, 2017   2:00pm - 3:00pm Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
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Name:   Wai Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
Title:   Chief, Unit on Neuron-Glia Interactions in Retinal Disease, NEI

Organization(s):  [NIH] National Eye Institute (NEI)

Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  Building 10 (Clinical Center)
Room:  Lipsett
Street Address:  10 Center Drive
City:  Bethesda
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20892
Other Information:  Lipsett Auditorium

Name:   Kathryn DeMot
Phone:   301-496-5249
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